Washington D.C. is shut down. The capital of the most powerful nation on earth has been felled by a snow storm. Think of it. The federal government has been closed for two days and with a new storm about to hit is probably a goner for the rest of this week. The U.S.can send disaster aid to Haiti, can police the world for the military industrial complex, but can't clear the streets of the nation's capital of SNOW! This is a total outrage and feeds my suspensions that we are headed for banana republic status. However, maybe Sarah Palin can ride to the rescue on Todd's snow mobile and clear the way for freedom from the snow. After all she is from Alaska and can see Russia from her house.